Elsenz contains Fluoro calcium phosphosilicate which is an advanced bioactive glass. Elsenz forms acid resistant fluorapatite as well as releases fluoride over a period of 8 to 12 hours. This combined action of apatite formation and ion release makes Elsenz a unique toothpaste to use for remineralization and treating dentine hypersensitivity.
During brushing, Elsenz chemically binds to tooth surface and slowly releases calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions, which together with a slight pH rise, result in super saturation of the saliva with regard to apatite and subsequently precipitation of apatite crystals over dentin surface and within the dentinal tubules. Such a mechanism relieves sensitivity and promotes remineralisation.
Incorporating fluoride into the bioactive glass speeds up the apatite formation process rather than forming hydroxycarbonate apatite, forms fluorapatite, which is much more durable in the mouth. The fluorapatite is highly resistant to acid attack than hydroxyapatite and hydroxycarbonate -apatite. For these reasons, fluoride may be incorporated into bioactive glasses
Elsenz contains smaller particle size than conventional bioactive glass, which helps the bioglass better penetrate dentinal tubules to occlude open dentinal tubules and relieve sensitivity. Smaller particle size also reduces abrasivity of toothpaste and enamel wear.
Conventional fluoride toothpaste use soluble source of fluoride such as sodium fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate which are washed away rapidly by the salivary flow in the mouth. In contrast Elsenz dissolves slowly, releasing controlled level of fluoride for up to 12 hours and protect teeth day and night from acid attack.
Elsenz prevents acid dissolution by acting quickly during consumption of acidic foods/drinks. Elsenz dissolves quickly raising the pH and releasing calcium, phosphate and appropriate quantity of fluoride ions to minimize the acid dissolution of the apatite crystals.
Elsenz can be used everyday twice in a day even after the pain in sensitivity disappears. Elsenz will give continuous protection from tooth decay and sensitivity on prolonged usage.
Elsenz should be applied on the sensitive tooth with a finger. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes and brush with a super soft toothbrush as usual for 2 minutes and spit out.